This Thursday, Ivanka Trump tweeted out her support for National Library Week, which celebrates the positive role libraries play in society. But for almost every social cause the First Daughter endorses, the Internet can uncover an example of her father working against those causes.
One has to wonder how familiar Ivanka is with the President’s policy positions, considering that he wants to defund the federal agency that helps keep libraries funded. According to Inside Higher Ed, President Trump wants to “eliminate funding for the Institute of Museum and Library Services, which manages a host of grant programs. Crucially, the institute administers the Library Services and Technology Act, a program that libraries across the country depend on to fund their own services.”
Ivanka’s Thursday tweet read, “This
#NationalLibraryWeek, we honor our libraries and librarians for opening our eyes to the world of knowledge, learning and reading!”
This #NationalLibraryWeek, we honor our libraries and librarians for opening our eyes to the world of knowledge, learning and reading!
— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) April 14, 2017
But the Twitterverse immediately pointed out that her dad’s plan to slash library funding is an odd way to “honor our libraries.”
— EveryLibrary (@EveryLibrary) April 14, 2017
@IvankaTrump Your father is about to completely defund the federal agency that helps to fund libraries. You might wanna look into that.
— Jason Griffey (@griffey) April 14, 2017
@IvankaTrump Then stop defunding them so you don’t look like a hypocrite.
— YasmineGalenorn (@YasmineGalenorn) April 14, 2017
@IvankaTrump How exactly is your father honoring libraries by submitting a zero budget request for the Institute for Library and Museum Services? Shame!!
— bibliojoan 📖 (@bibliojoan) April 14, 2017
— Julianna H (@JuliannaH2) April 14, 2017
.@IvankaTrump A librarian can help you find books that will teach you about racism, authoritarianism, treason, and being a co-conspirator!
— Bill Cameron (@bcmystery) April 14, 2017
@IvankaTrump Hooray for libraries. Let’s make sure your father helps keep their doors open, okay?
— Bud Hunt (@budtheteacher) April 14, 2017
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